Careers

Looking for a job at GFSA? GFSA and its Commercial Alcohols division offer rewarding careers in many fields and locations, from science to sales and from Quebec to Kentucky.  Below is a list of current openings.  We look forward to your application!

GreenField is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to the attraction, selection, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals, we respect the needs of all our employees.
In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the GreenField Accommodation Policy a request for accommodation will be accepted and reviewed as part of the GreenField hiring process.

Systems Administrator – Brampton

Location: Brampton
Department: Information Technology
Posting Date: September 23, 2016

OVERVIEW:
The Systems Administrator will maintain, modify, install and support Greenfield’s network and systems infrastructure. GreenField runs in a 24/7 environment. Some duties are required to be performed during off hours.

ENVIRONMENT:
Greenfield has 14 sites with over 400 users. The Systems Administrator will be assigned primary duties and responsibilities while also serving as backup administrator to other System Administrators. These systems will include both Windows and Linux operating systems with many different applications/services.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Microsoft SQL, Active Directory, Exchange and VMware administration.
• Install and maintain production hardware and software.
• Monitor networks to ensure security and availability.
• Evaluate and modify system performance.
• Perform day to day operational activities and technical support to service desk team.
• Document procedures for system administration activities.
• Follow Information technology policies and procedures.
• Complete knowledge transfers of infrastructure systems and procedures to team members as well as first level support.
• Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• Completion of a related technical post-secondary diploma/degree.
• 5+ years of experience working with Microsoft Exchange.
• 5+ years of experience working with Domain Controllers and Active Directory.
• 3+ years of experience working with Microsoft SQL.
• 3+ years of experience working with VMWare.
• 2+ years of experience working with Microsoft SharePoint.
• 2+ years of experience working with Microsoft IIS.
• Experience working with Linux LAMP stack.

PERSONAL QUALITIES:
• Ability to work on a team and contribute to a collaborate and productive atmosphere.
• Ability to think and adapt quickly to meet business needs.
• Ability to travel to Canada and United States.

IT Developer, Dynamics NAV – Brampton

LOCATION: Brampton
DEPARTMENT: IT Department
REPORTS TO: Manager IT Application and Development
POSTING DATE: November 29, 2016

Position Overview:
As a NAV Developer at GFSA, you would work as part of a high energy, cross functional Agile team to develop and deploy working software to support our internal ERP, Supply Chain Management and Big Data initiatives.

We are looking for a NAV Developer who:
• Design and develop modifications according to Microsoft Dynamics NAV application standards.
• Document code customizations in compliance with established standards and practices.
• Translate customer business requirements and specifications into code solutions.
• Debug errors efficiently and effectively.
• Create technical design documents based on functional requirements.
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Skills and Experience:
• Team oriented with great communication skills.
• Proficient in C/Side using C/AL development within Dynamics NAV ERP preferably in a manufacturing environment.
• Strong knowledge of Visual Studio .Net, MSSQL.
• Strong knowledge of Computer languages: .Net ( C#, etc…), Javascript , XML, HTML .
• Experience using Team Foundation server for Nav version control is an asset.
• Experience building unit tests and best practices is an asset

Candidate Success Criteria and Attributes:
• Ability to work as a cross functional team member on an agile development team.
• Ability to understand, communicate and interpret client business processes and requirements.
• Ability to thrive in a collaborative atmosphere.
• Excellent organizational skills with the ability to balance multiple demands.
• Exceptional customer service skills, follows up with end users and team members, and takes initiative to anticipate and solve problems.
• Ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives with little supervision.

Web Developer – AngularJS – Brampton

LOCATION: Brampton
DEPARTMENT: IT Department
REPORTS TO: Manager IT Application and Development
POSTING DATE: November 29, 2016

Position Overview:
GFSA is looking for a Web Developer responsible for the client side of our services. Your primary focus will be to implement complete user interfaces in the form of mobile and desktop web apps, with a focus on performance. Your main duties will include creating modules and components and coupling them together into a functional app. You will be a member of a cross functional team working alongside back-end and integration developers on Supply Chain Management and Big Data analytics initiatives.

The ideal candidate for this position is a hands-on web development professional with strong knowledge of AngularJS who wants to expand their programming scope. If you enjoy working in a cubicle being handed wireframes and assets and being told exactly what to build, this is not the job for you. We empower our development team to handle all aspects of the build process from design and architecture to the end user experience. We are looking for a developer to join a dev team that works together not only building software but deciding how it is built, loves what they do and has fun doing it.
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Primary Responsibilities:
• Delivering complete front end applications using AngularJS for our Big Data (Hadoop) and Supply Chain (ERP) systems, as well as standalone application based on evolving business requirements.
• Contribute to a cross functional agile team through continuous learning of new skills.
• Ensuring high performance of all web applications on mobile and desktop
• Writing tested, idiomatic, and documented JavaScript, HTML and CSS
• Working directly with the back-end developer in the process of building RESTful API
• Communicating with external web services
• Creating self-contained, reusable, and testable modules and components
• Ensuring a clear dependency chain, in regard to the app logic as well as the file system
• Creating custom, general use modules and components which extend the elements and modules of core AngularJS
• Architecting and automating the build process for production, using task runners or scripts
• Creating configuration, build, and test scripts for Continuous Integration environments

Skills and Qualifications:

• Demonstrated proficiency with JavaScript, HTML5, CSS
• Professional, precise communication skills
• Team player who enjoys working with other developers towards a common goal.
• Deep knowledge of AngularJS practices and commonly used modules based on extensive work experience
• UX / UI Design skills are an asset, including Web standards and best practices for usability and accessibility
• Experience using GITHUB, Gulp, Bower or similar build / automation and version control systems.
• Experience or interest in learning the Hadoop ecosystem of tools.
• Experience or interest in learning back end components (C#, Web Services, WCF, Linq, Entity Framework)
• Working knowledge of PHP to help maintain and port legacy apps would be beneficial.

Reliability Specialist – Johnstown

Location: Johnstown
Department: Maintenance
Posting Date: December 1, 2016

Overview:
The Reliability Specialist will be part of the Maintenance team. As such, this person will manage programs and processes aimed at improving equipment reliability with the ultimate goal of increasing uptime and reducing maintenance costs. Contribute to plant-wide efforts to ensure continuity of efficient, safe and environmentally conscious fuel alcohol, Corn Oil & DDG manufacturing.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
• Focus on driving and optimizing our existing Reliability Programs
• KPI development
• Vibration Analysis
• Ultrasonic
• Infrared Thermography
• Oil Analysis
• Preventative Maintenance
• Investigating new initiatives in this area
• Cost Optimization
• Alternate technologies
• Investigate better parts
• Drive Maintenance CAPEX activities
• Ensure standards are maintained when integrating and implementing new equipment
• Review and proceed with technical purchases linked to improvement and expansion projects.
• Take part in shutdown planning
• Champion Plant RCA activities
• Investigate and drive training opportunities for tradesmen
• Upgrades to existing skills
• New technologies
• New techniques
• Additional value-added certifications
• Become a key player in the Maintenance Department Management team
• Relieving the Maintenance Manager when away
• Eventually taking over supervisory duties of tradesmen
• Work with the Maintenance Planner, Maintenance Purchaser and Inventory Clerk and tradesmen to optimize delivery of maintenance programs and service.
• Participate in plant on-call rotation.
• Other duties as assigned.

Qualification Requirement:
• Engineering degree in mechanical or electrical engineering or demonstrates equivalent in work experience in a maintenance and reliability setting
• Minimum of five years reliability experience in a manufacturing environment
• Good Knowledge of EH&S regulatory requirements
• Experience in budget and Capital Expenditure planning
• Previous experience with Maximo is an asset

Communications Requirement:
• Communicate competently both oral and written form
• Ability to motivate and clearly communicate objectives to employees
• Read, interpret, prepare or assist in the preparation of documents
• Write routine reports and correspondence
• Clearly describe problems to co-workers, operators and contractors
• Interpret mechanical and civil drawings and sketches
• Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form

Team Skills:
• Lead by example with the skills and attitude you wish to press upon all employees in the plant
• Be a leader on Continuous Improvement
• Motivate employees and encourage self-growth

Customer Service Representative (Exports) – Brampton

Location: Brampton
Reports to: Brampton Packaging Facility Manager
Posting Date: December 19, 2016

Position Overview:
Based at the Brampton Packaging Facility, this position supports the business in a number of areas including export logistics/support, production planning/scheduling and administrative support related to the export function. This position requires strong organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to multi-task among competing priorities.

Job Description:

o Participates in production scheduling activities at the Brampton Packaging Plant
o Captures / logs freight costs from carrier invoices on accounting spreadsheet
o Matches weigh tickets with ocean carrier invoices, approves and sends to accounting for processing / payment
o Prepares and dispatches document sets for customers
o Reviews, audits and approves all ocean freight invoices for alcohol export shipments
o Maintains summary of current ocean freight rates to various export destinations
o Secures rail reservations for alcohol shipments from Brampton, working closely with plant personnel on export shipment activity
o Prepares customs clearance document sets
o Creates collection covers via BNS website and prepares courier packages
o Secures booking confirmations consistent with production / customer demands
o Processes export orders for packaged product:
o Enters orders into computer system
o Creates shipping instructions for alcohol export carriers
o Prepares hazardous declaration form for ocean carriers
o Prepares other relevant paperwork for shipping
o Completes invoicing, including mailing and filing
o Maintains customer files as well as other files pertinent to the job function
o Sets up new export packaged product customers in system
o Prepares/submits required government reports (B13/FDA Prior Notice, etc.)
o Enters ocean freight invoices
o Assists in physical inventory month end count and reconciliation
o Performs billing and product return credits
o Completed various reporting for export sales
o Prepares Bills of Lading and Invoices for Export alcohol orders
o Back up Support to Export Logistics Coordinator and Packaging Accounting Clerk during vacations/ absences
o Performs other projects as assigned

Required Skills/Qualifications:
o Experience with freight forwarding (ocean/trucking)
o Strong computer skills
o Strong customer service skills
o 1-3 years of export experience
o CCLP designation would be an asset

Desired Skills:
o Preference will be given to those that are bilingual (French)

Production Operator (1 year contract) – Brampton

Location: Brampton
Department: Production
Reporting to: Production Team Leader
Posting Date: December 19, 2016

Position Overview:
Based at the Brampton Packaging Facility, the Production Operator role supports the packaging business by operating process equipment in a safe and efficient manner while processing alcohol and solvents. Responsibilities include, preparing drums, filling drums, forklift operation, blending chemicals, loading, unloading and line work.

Required Qualities:
• Positive attitude and work ethic
• Reliable and honest
• Strong communication skills, both oral and written
• Ability to work overtime and rotate between different shift times
• High commitment to quality and accuracy
• Highest regard for safety
• Minimum 3 years in a plant environment

Desired Skills:
• Community college technical certificate
• Experience with the transportation of dangerous goods
• Aptitude for mechanics
• Some shipping/receiving experience
• Health and Safety Committee experience
• WHMIS certified
• Valid Ontario Driver’s License

Production Manager – Johnstown

Location: Johnstown
Reports to: Plant Manager
Posting Date: December 21, 2016

Summary:
This position establishes department objectives in the areas of Safety, Environmental, Production, Quality and Efficiency and develops strategies for effective implementation and continuous improvement. The Production Manager has full ownership, responsibility and accountability for all activities within the Production group. The Production Manager leads and directs the Operators, Steam Chief, Process Engineer and Production Coordinator to achieve department objectives consistent with plant and corporate requirements.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Duties include, but are not limited to:
• The Production Manager has 24 direct reports – 20 Operators, 1 Production Coordinator, 1 Process Engineer, a Junior Process Engineer and the Steam Chief.
• With respect to direct reports, the Production Manager is expected to:
• Establish objectives, priorities and supports their activities.
• Communicate regularly with all employees regarding operating requirements, operating and procedural changes.
• Foster a team based culture.
• Regulate vacation policy and ensures that crew skills are balanced.
• Coordinate training for the group.
• Conduct regular Safety Meetings and Communication Meetings.
• Provide growth opportunities for all reports.
• Administer performance evaluations yearly.
• Promote a union-free environment.
• Some direct reports have a reporting relationship to the Chief Engineer. For these individuals, all of the above activities are closely coordinated with the Chief Engineer to ensure consistency.
• The Production Manager takes a leadership role with respect to plant Quality, Environmental and Health & Safety programs to ensure that compliance with all regulatory requirements. Participates in the Management Review Process and supports plant objectives to meet or exceed targets in these areas. Adheres to and fully complies with the Company’s Health & Safety, Environmental, Quality policies and Legislation. Exemplifies the importance that the Company places on Health & Safety, Environment and Quality.
• Establishes departmental goals and objectives in the following areas: Health & Safety, Environmental, Production, Quality, Efficiency (yield, energy and cost), and Employee training and development
• Participates as permanent member of the Joint Health & Safety Committee.
• Establishes and implements strategies to achieve departmental and plant objectives through leadership and participation. Maintains a good knowledge of industry performance standards and ensures that the Johnstown facility meets or exceeds benchmark standards.
• Works closely with the Sales and Marketing group to ensure that production and quality requirements are achieved.
• Takes a joint-leadership role with QA in the resolution of all production-related quality concerns.
• Works closely with the DDG Order Desk and Corn Logistics Coordinator to implement strategies that maximize employee performance and efficiency.
• Works closely with the Maintenance Department to optimize the efficiency of all planned outages. Activities should be focused on reliability, reduced downtime and safe, efficient plant outages.
• Works closely with the Engineering and Maintenance Manager to evaluate and prioritize capital needs, develop project scope and justify capital requests. Once completed, the Production Manager also coordinates the commissioning and integration of new equipment. Capital requirements are evaluated and prioritized against short, medium and long term goals.
• Coordinates production activities including procurement, maintenance and quality control activities to optimize production and utilization of resources.
• The Production Manager is fully responsible for the technical performance by overseeing and setting priorities for the Production Coordinator, Process Engineer(s) & Steam Chief. This includes the effective use of root cause analysis (RCA) tools, Internal Consultants, External Consultants and all other resources deemed necessary.
• The Production Manager is responsible for identifying future needs or requirements and establishes or sets the technical direction for the process.
• Participation in an on call program.
• Other duties as assigned.

Qualification Requirements:
• A minimum of five years supervisory or leadership experience in a continuous process plant environment.
• Experience with objective setting, budgeting and performance management.
• Good knowledge of EH&S regulatory requirements.
• Education: post-secondary degree combined with a minimum 5 years supervisory/management experience.
• Chemical Engineering background would be an asset

Communications Requirement:
• Comfortable with people; operators, management, vendors, corporate, etc.
• Able to read and interpret legislative documents as well as contracts.
• Advanced ability to evaluate and interpret technical reports and correspondence.
• Ability to clearly communicate objectives and motivate co-workers, operators, maintenance personnel and management.
• Comfortable with leading and facilitating teams of people.

Personal Qualities:
• A team leader, open-minded, excellent communicator, can work effectively and influence individuals from a variety of backgrounds.
• A thinker, committed, passionate and dedicated. A strategic thinker that can develop and implement continuous improvement initiatives.
• A self-starter, action-oriented after formulating a decision (ie: not afraid to get things done).
• A practical person who is driven by results and performance. Assumes full ownership and responsibility for the development and growth of department employees and their performance.

Key Skills and Attributes:
• Potential to advance further in the organization.
• Comfortable interpreting financial statements and establishing department goals and objectives to meet or exceed expectations.
• Competent using computer applications including spreadsheets, databases, and word processors.
• Able to lead and motivate direct reports and department personnel to higher levels of performance and efficiency.
• Take charge individual that is able to establish priority and urgency as required resolving issues in a timely basis.

Reliability Specialist – Tiverton

Location: Tiverton
Department: Operations
Posting Date: January 26, 2017

OBJECTIVE:
The Reliability Specialist will, in coordination with the Operations Coordinator, lead the reliability program at the plant in conjunction with the plant 3-5 year project plan, develop maintenance equipment strategies and ensure asset master data is continually monitored. This role will ‘build’ reliability into operational and plant processes on a short and long term scale.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
• Build and maintain the Computerized Maintenance Management System (MAXIMO) and utilize to its full potential including:
• Asset management of all the plant’s equipment and inventory.
• Maintain and update P&ID’s as needed.
• Create and sustain equipment replacement planning strategies and continually upgrade existing programs such as vibration analysis, ultrasonic and oil analysis.
• Develop 4-5 week operations work scheduling with PM planning and participate in outage planning.
• Lead reliability planner for asset master data, work management, asset health management, inventory management and defect elimination.
• Ensure standards are maintained when integrating and implementing new equipment.
• Champions any new maintenance information system upgrades or changes.
• Responsible for building reliability into site projects – reliability reviews and equipment strategies.
• Responsible for performing audits on plant parts inventory stores, on a continual basis.
• Creates reports or assists in creating reports on maintenance costs.
• Participate as an active member of the Reliability Peer Group and keep in time with new initiatives from the group to utilize at the plant.
• Cost Optimization of projects and researching alternate technologies and investigating better or more suitable parts.
• Adheres to all safety policies and requirements prescribed in GFE-SMS-4.4.6-06 PPE Procedure.
• Acts as a role model, demonstrating collaborative behaviors and ensuring high team standards.
• This person may be the backup on occasion for the Operations Coordinator.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• Completion of an Engineering degree (preferably mechanical) or related technical post-secondary diploma.
• Experience with reliability process considered an asset.
• Experience in a continuous operation facility considered an asset.

PERSONAL QUALITIES:
• Effectively communicate a team-based environment.
• Can multitask and handles tasks of varying complexity.
• Possesses Company values of honesty, integrity and commitment coupled with the ability to accept change.

Purchaser/AP Clerk (Part-time) – Tiverton

LOCATION: Tiverton
TITLE: Purchaser/AP Clerk
DEPARTMENT: Operations
DATE: February 2, 2017

OBJECTIVE:
Under the direction of the Operations Coordinator, the Purchaser/AP Clerk works with the plant to purchase and track spending, assist in inventory management and general purchasing of assets. The Purchaser/AP Clerk will be a direct link to the AP department at head office. This position will be part-time with 2-3 days per week.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
• Prepare and complete purchase requisitions and place purchase orders.
• Review purchasing documentation for completeness and compliance with policies and procedures.
• Input and extract data using the Computerized Maintenance Management System (MAXIMO).
• Create and update monthly spreadsheets and quarterly reports.
• Purchase all plant chemicals and maintain all receiving records.
• Parts expediting and delivery date inquiries.
• Participate in process improvement projects.
• Investigate warranty issues with vendors.
• Perform periodic reconciliation of vendor statements and follow-up on discrepancies.
• Assist with future planning and implementation of new finance systems and keep accurate records of planning.
• Vacation back-up for corn inputs and WDG invoicing and courier shipments.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• Post-secondary certificate or diploma in Business Administration, Purchasing, Accounting or similar related field.
• Minimum one to three years relevant experience.
• Have a sound understanding of accounting, and purchasing principles.
• Adept at a variety of Microsoft Office programs (in order to produce reports and presentations).

PERSONAL QUALITIES:
Leadership skills that include:
• Possesses Company values of honesty, integrity, respect, commitment and openness to change.
• Excellent communication skills with an ability to direct communications appropriately and influence individuals in a variety of roles to achieve desired results.
• A practical person who is driven by results and performance using data to support initiatives.

Director of IT – Brampton

Location: Brampton or Downtown Toronto Corporate Administrative Office
Department: IT Department
Reports to: Vice President Corporate Services
Posting Date: February 9, 2017

GreenField is a leading global producer of bio-based products. We manufacture high purity alcohols, biofuels, and bio-chemicals for thousands of companies worldwide. GreenField is also a leading innovator in advanced renewable technologies in the areas of transportation fuels, energy and chemicals. Our vision is to see the planet return to sustainable levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere (<350ppm) and we contribute to that by offering products and technologies with a lower carbon footprint. As we continue to grow our business globally, we require an IT Director who can transform and upgrade our technology platforms to allow us to continue on our path of agility, innovation and collaboration with our 500+ employees. The Director of IT manages the IT department (project management, software architecture, developers, deployment, helpdesk and business analysts) in its mandate to provide dependable and efficient computing and telecommunication services across the business, and within our 11 offices and plants. The individual must have strong communication skills with the ability to discuss and present information and issues to a wide variety of individuals and groups (inside and outside of IT). In addition, this individual must have a proven track record of working successfully with cross-functional teams delivering high quality and complex solutions within the IT environment. Working closely with the VP, and a team of IT leaders, the Director is responsible for all operational decision- making for IT and participates in strategic planning exercises. This position can be based in either downtown Toronto or Brampton.

Key Responsibilities:
• Develop and implement a near-term and long-term vision and strategic plan for the IT department that reflects and supports the company’s core values and strategic plan
• Deliver forecasts for resources and funding required to achieve annual work plans, ensuring the right balance of internal to contract ratio
• Provide strong and collaborative leadership to the IT department
• Interact with business and site leaders to identify areas of improvement in their environments to achieve success
• Accountable for the successful delivery (on-time, on-budget, with high quality) of all IT programs and projects
• Direct reports include the managers of the following teams: IT Infrastructure, IT Applications, IT Projects, IT Helpdesk
• Provide technical leadership and direction to design, build and configure system solutions that align to the functional and non-functional system requirements
• Support and establish operational metrics to measure, monitor and improve project delivery and operational performance
• Ensure the team is aligned with corporate priorities, adhering to processes and procedures, providing quality and timely IT deliverables to GreenField staff and stakeholders.
• Refine and implement all IT policies and procedures, including those of architecture, security, disaster recover, standards, purchasing and service
• Drive implementation and adherence to standard processes and ongoing continuous improvement
• Foster strong vendor partnerships that encourage collaboration and offers improvement opportunities
• Provide team members with an environment of growth opportunities through coaching, mentoring, feedback and staff development
• Work across the IT organization to build strong relationships that foster a positive team spirit
• Financial management responsibilities:
• Management of Capex and Opex
• Execution of cost containment strategies

Key attributes:
• Exemplify GreenField’s core principles: agile, innovative, collaborative, disciplined, responsible
• Strong leadership capable of motivating the team and holding the team accountable
• Excellent interpersonal skills to successfully manage a diverse team and multiple stakeholders operating in a multisite 24/7 environment
• Great communicator – 1-on-1’s, IT team meetings, IT steering committee, corporate meetings
• Highly organized, proactive and results oriented
• Vendor agnostic; make recommendations and decisions based on Requirements and Business Case

Experience/Qualifications:
• BS/BA in Computer Science, Engineering, Business Administration or related experience
• Significant experience leading effective development teams that are both technical and functional
• Proven ability to deliver against project schedules and timelines with high quality results
• Demonstrated ability to proactively manage key objectives
• Knowledge of ERP (Navision, Maximo, DBC SmartSoft would be a plus), cloud-based technologies, Saas, networking, firewall, middleware technologies, Windows, OSX, IOS, Android
• Ability to build teams and maintain positive working relationships of the team and across the company
• Comfortable communicating at both a technical and executive level
• Comfortable with ambiguity as needs evolve on a regular basis with a high degree of initiative and sense of urgency
• Excellent oral and written skills with the ability to interact with senior managers, technical SMEs, collaborators, and business customers
• Ability to work on multiple initiatives simultaneously
• Travel in Canada & US (30-45 days per year)
• Prior experience with Agile/Scrum project delivery
• Bilingual (English/French) would be an asset

Manager, Grain Origination – Brampton

Location: Brampton
Department: Grain Origination
Reports to: VP, Grain Origination
Posting Date: February 9, 2017

Position Overview:
The Manager of Grain Origination will initially manage truck logistics and contract administration of corn purchased for certain areas of the Company’s production facilities. The successful candidate will rapidly develop expertise in administering corn procurement activity through the Company’s Grain SMART ERP system; including delivery scheduling, contract accounting and settlements. Working with the VP, Grain Origination, the successful candidate is expected to assume increasingly senior duties and responsibilities, starting with the monitoring of grain supply/demand fundamentals in Eastern Canada for the purposes of setting bid offers and negotiating forward supply contracts with the grain dealer community.

The successful candidate is expected to develop the requisite skill set to assume overall grain buying responsibility for one or more of our manufacturing plants within approximately two years. This role has significant growth potential; therefore, the ideal candidate will be committed to continuous learning and professional development.

Initial Duties and Responsibilities:
• Plant logistics – creating and maintaining weekly corn delivery schedule for one or more of our facilities
• Daily ticket applications and weekly corn settlements
• Updating corn reports as needed
• Daily contract entry/pricing/contract maintenance
• Managing through unplanned delivery disruptions
• Monitoring and updating Corn Supply & Demand reports and other market information on an ongoing basis
• Develop a deep understanding of grain transportation logistics including truck, rail & vessel
• Proactively develop and grow relationships with our corn suppliers
• Preparations for and attending internal and external meetings/training sessions/grain conventions/ and other industry events
• Some travel will be required

Education, Skills and Experience:
• Minimum 10 years’ experience grain merchandising and managing grain assets
• Post-secondary degree in Agriculture‎, Business, or Economics
• Proven ability and success in strategic organization, decision-making and problem-solving techniques
• Able to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment; resourceful
• Microsoft Office proficiency
• Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to interact with senior managers, suppliers, collaborators, and business customers.
• Excellent working knowledge of grain futures and options
• Excellent understanding of Eastern Canada grain industry
• Working understanding of US grain industry
• General knowledge of production agriculture
• Experience with GrainSMART

Personal Qualities:
• A self-starter, demonstrating strong initiative and leadership capabilities
• Bilingual (English/French) would be an asset.
• A positive attitude and good relationship-building skills
• Possessed and exemplifies Company values of honesty, integrity, commitment and openness to change

Shipping/Receiving Operator – Chatham

LOCATION: Chatham
DEPARTMENT: Shipping/Receiving
POSTING DATE: February 17, 2017

OBJECTIVE:
The Shipping / Receiving Operator is responsible to ensure that products are received and shipped within specifications in a safe and efficient manner.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
• Monitors levels in tank farm and ensures alcohol is loaded to trucks and rail cars using proper equipment and procedures.
• Unloads denaturants and other chemicals.
• Directs drivers to position their vehicles for efficient loading and unloading.
• Monitors the operation of equipment using a combination of computer displays, meters, gauges, and recording devices.
• Performs start-up, shutdown, and other procedures.
• Operates mobile rail car mover.
• Assists in maintaining a clean and clear rail line including switches and ramps
• Responsible for checking email and log books for operating instructions each shift
• Responsible for recording all required information accurately in log books, log sheets, ISO etc.
• Assists with preventative maintenance program. Visually inspects equipment at periodic intervals to detect malfunctions, need for repair, adjustment or lubrication.
• Reports process deviations and provide technical troubleshooting expertise in the correction of operational problems.
• Completes weekly housekeeping checklist and maintains cleanliness and sanitation of process areas, laboratories and control rooms.
• Perform planning activities for routine outages as well as yearly shutdowns.
• Participate in continuous improvement programs such as internal training, Performa and Root Cause Analysis.
• Adheres to and fully complies with the Company’s Health and Safety, Environmental and Quality procedures and regulatory requirements.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• High school diploma, plus a minimum of 3-5 years hands on practical work experience
• Post-secondary education in technical field would be an asset.

PERSONAL QUALITIES:
• Hard working, outgoing, positive and flexible individual with excellent communication skills. Ability to work well with others.
• A self-starter showing strong initiative and requires minimal supervision to see work through to completion.
• Basic computer skills are required.
• Strong organizational skills are a must, not only to maintain a safe working environment but to also efficiently meet the daily shipping demands.
• This individual must demonstrate professionalism with drivers, staff and contractors
• Possesses Company values of honesty, integrity, commitment and openness to change.